CONSEQUENCES OF BEING CONVICTED

For all classes of crimes there are also collateral consequences of being convicted. For instance, once convicted of a felony, you may no longer carry a firearm. Also certain classes of crimes may be enhanced if you have been convicted before of the same or a similar offense. Other collateral consequences you should consider are the ramifications a conviction would have on your employment or your ability to secure employment, government benefits, financial aid for college and insurance. There may also be immigration consequences, including deportation, for non US citizens who have been convicted of a crime. You should consult with an attorney to advise you as to your particular circumstances.

In Utah, a person commits sodomy when the actor engages in any sexual act with a person who is 14 years of age or older involving the genitals of one person and mouth or anus of another person, regardless of the sex of either participant.

A person commits forcible sodomy when the actor commits sodomy upon another without the other’s consent. Forcible sodomy is a felony of the first degree and is punishable with up to life in prison.

(1) For purposes of this section “minor” means a person who is 16 years of age or older, but younger than 18 years of age, at the time the sexual conduct described in this section occurred.

(2) A person commits unlawful sexual conduct with a minor if, under circumstances not amounting o rape, in violation of Section 27-5-402, object rape, in violation of Section 76-5-402.2, forcible sodomy, in violation of Section 76-5-403, or aggravated sexual assault, in violation of Section 76-5-405, the actor is ten or more years older than the minor at the time of the sexual conduct:

     (a) has sexual intercourse with the minor;

     (b) engages in any sexual act with the minor involving the genitals of one person and the mouth or anus of another person, regardless of the sex of either participant; or

     (c) causes the penetration, however slight, of the genital or anal opening of the minor by any foreign object,  substance, instrument, or device, including a part of the human body, with the intent to cause substantial emotional or bodily pain to any person or with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, regardless of the sex of any participant.

In Utah “minor” is defined as a person who is 14 years of age or older, but younger than 16 years of age, at the time the sexual activity described in this section occurred.

 A person commits sexual abuse of a minor if the person is seven years or more older than the minor and, under circumstances not amounting to rape, in violation of Section 76-5-402, object rape, in violation of Section 76-5-402.2, forcible sodomy, in violation of Section 76-5-403, aggravated sexual assault, in violation of Section 76-5-405, unlawful sexual activity with a minor, in violation of Section 76-5-401, or an attempt to commit any of those offenses, the person touches the anus, buttocks, or any part of the genitals of the minor, or touches the breast of a female minor, or otherwise takes indecent liberties with the minor, or causes a minor to take indecent liberties with the actor or another person, with the intent to cause substantial emotional or bodily pain to any person or with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person regardless of the sex of any participant.

(3) A violation of this section is a class A misdemeanor

In Utah, a person is guilty of third degree felony incest when, under circumstances not amounting to rape, rape of a child or aggravated sexual assault, he has sexual intercourse with a person whom he knows to be an ancestor, descendant, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, or first cousin. The relationships referred to herein include blood relationships of he whole or half blood without regard to legitimacy, relationship of parent and child by adoption, and relationship of stepparent and stepchild while the marriage creating the relationship of stepparent and stepchild exists.

Police responded to a call from a father stating that he caught his twelve year old daughter on the street corner prostituting. Police later found out that the father was an apparent “crack head that stole drugs from his daughter”click here to read more. The mother of the twelve year old girl taught her how to prostitute. A month prior to this call the girl was placed in foster care but ran away after the first day. Officers were ordered to contact Protective Services because the foster parents only gave mere excuses as to why they wouldn’t come pick her up. Hopefully she will be in a happy home before the Holidays.